Chronicle of the New World by Thomas Young

By Thomas Young

A Chronicle of the hot global is an account of a Spanish entrada (or incursion) into Nueva Granada (the glossy states of Colombia, Venezuela and Ecuador), c. 1526. It therefore claims kinfolk with different famous crónicas of the period—Gaspar de Carvajal’s account of the invention of the river Amazon, Bernal Díaz’s epic heritage of the conquest of Mexico and Cieza de Leon's Crónica del Perú—all eyewitness debts of the main compelling historic occasion of the final millennium: Europe’s first touch with a formerly unknown international of virtually incomprehensible scope, probability and strangeness. while the current account contains different parallel, intersecting and contextualizing narratives of the interval: the expulsion of the Moors after which the Jews from Spain, the Inquisition, the increase of Lutheran Protestantism, the Peasant insurrection of 1524-5, etc.

A Chronicle of the hot international recounts the reviews of a small team of squaddies, in general veterans of the Italian wars, who're were set ashore at the South American mainland contrary the pearl fisheries at Cubagua and Margarita, islands “discovered” by means of Cristobal Colón in 1498. they try to make touch with a bigger Spanish expeditionary strength which has preceded them inland. as soon as inland they stumble upon instant difficulties not just with terrain and climate but in addition with the indigenous inhabitants, which the passage of the sooner strength has infected opposed to them. unavoidably, too, the tough situations in their trip reason tensions to come up one of the contributors of the excursion that regularly carry tragic results.

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